Media Room

People in White

Screenings

Sun, May 1 10:45 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 4

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Tue, May 3 2:30 PM
Cumberland 3

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64 minutes | Netherlands Finland  | Dutch  | International Premiere | Rating: -


The same filmmaker/artist team that brought the very popular Complaints Choir to Hot Docs last year is back with another dynamic, thought-provoking community art project-cum-documentary. This time they explore the complex relationships between doctors and clients in mental health care, from the clients’ perspective. In a group therapy setting, nine people share their experiences with psychoanalysis, psychiatry and institutional care. As they exchange revealing recollections of their doctor-patient interactions, stories of kindness, abuse, dependency, trauma and life-saving breakthroughs unfold. Intriguing questions of perspective and subjectivity emerge as the ex-patients inventively re-stage their memories. What the clients desire is empathy. What they don’t have is power. Also haunting is the unnatural imbalance of clinical boundaries: the doctors know their clients’ innermost secrets yet the clients know nothing of their doctors. A fresh look at the most profound and perilous of human relationships. Gisèle Gordon

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Media Coverage

Director(s)
Tellervo Kalleinen
Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen

Producer(s)
Kim Knoppers

Executive Producer(s)
SKOR

Writer(s)
Tellervo Kalleinen
Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen

Cinematographer(s)
Kaspars Brakis

Editor(s)
Tellervo Kalleinen
Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen

Composer(s)
Ulrich F. Stanke
Christoph Schwarzer

Sound
Ulrich F. Stanke
Christoph Schwarzer